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Youngest referee in the World

Michael Oliver

Here we introduce the young referees from different football leagues. Referee is the person who is the only match officials on the field during the football matches. A football match depends on his whistle. So, Referee takes an important role to control a match from beginning to end.

1. Michael Oliver : (EPL)

Michael Oliver, born 20th February, 1985 is an English Professional Football referee. He was selected as National List Of Referees in 2007 and he took part in Conference National Play Off Final match. In addition he had already been the youngest-ever Football League assistant referee, youngest referee ever in Football League, and would also become the youngest ever fourth official in the Premier League.

2. Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain)


Jesus gil Manzano, born on 4th February, 1984 is a Spanish football refer. He is only 30 years old and is the youngest official in La Liga. Manzano became an international referee on January 1, 2014. Gil Manzano also appeared in the 2013–14 Copa del Rey quarterfinals game between Racing de Santander and Real Sociedad, where Racing refused to play after one minute.

3. Markus Merk (Germany)


Markus Merk born on 15th March, 1962 is a former top-level German football referee. In 1988, Merk was appointed the youngest Bundesliga referee ever, aged 25, representing his home club 1. FC Kaiserslauter. He ended his career by refereeing the match between Bayern München and Hertha BSC Berlin on the last day of the Bundesliga season 2007/08 on May 17, 2008.

4. Pierluigi Collina : (Italy)


Pierluigi Collina born on 13 February 1960 is an Italian former football referee . He is widely considered the best referee of his generation, having been named FIFA’s “Best Referee of the Year” six consecutive times.[1] Collina is still involved in football as non-paid consultant to the Italian Football Referees Association (AIA), and is a member of the UEFA Referees Committee. He has been the head of referees for the Football Federation of Ukraine since July 5, 2010.

5. Juhi Shah : (India)


Juhi Shah is one of the five women football referees at the Bombay Referee Association.

At 18, she is also the youngest referee. “Being a referee is hectic as one decision can win or lose a match for a team, and people think only men can take the right decision. For a woman referee, even one decision can be a deal-breaker.” But that isn’t stopping this Mumbai girl from aspiring to be a national and then a FIFA referee. What does she like best about refereeing? “I can control everything.” We like that.